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GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT WSI recently joined Together for Sustainability and completed the EcoVadis audit to identify how it can continue improving policies and practices.
ongoing efforts, enhances its efforts to communicate ESG progress to associates, customers, shareholders, suppliers, and the general public, as well as identifying new areas for further improvement. Werner has eliminated 310 million gallons in fuel consumption, improved fuel efficiency by more than 29% and reduced more than 3.4 million tons of CO2 since 2007. Werner has a goal of 55% reduction of carbon emissions by 2035. At its terminals and facilities, Werner recycles or repurposes 100% of batteries, liquids, and tires. The company converted to 100% LED lighting in all its facilities and continually introduces technology to reduce paper use. GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Sustainably source materials • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENTS Werner is a founding member of the SmartWay program and a 2020 EPA SmartWay Excellence and SmartWay High Performer award winner.
• Reduce energy usage • Sustainable packaging • Sustainably source materials • Solar panels • Energy-efficient lighting NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT In 2021, XPO was honored by Dow for environmental stewardship in transportation. Yale Materials Handling Corporation www.yale.com The Yale Power Suite offers a wide range of power sources, including hydrogen fuel cells, lithium-ion, internal combustion engines and lead-acid batteries, across its line of lift trucks. Users can select a power solution built around their specific operation’s cost, labor, maintenance, emissions, space and other requirements. The result is a power option that helps eliminate harmful emissions, off-gassing, and other hazardous chemicals. A lithium-ion battery pack, for example, can last more than four times longer than a lead-acid battery, helping reduce recycling waste.
XPO Logistics www.xpo.com
In 2021, XPO partnered with Daimler Trucks North America to test their battery-electric commercial trucks under real-life operating conditions in California. The company is also piloting electric vehicles in some European markets. XPO continues to expand its fleet of alternative fuel vehicles and in 2021 added 85 new liquified natural gas vehicles in Europe, bringing the fleet to 225. The logistics company is switching to 100% premium diesel, which translates to up to 2.5% fuel savings. XPO has developed software to optimize truck routes, which reduces congestion, empty miles, and emissions. In addition, XPO is installing solar panels, starting with two sites in New Jersey, which have the potential to reduce CO2 emissions by 3,755 metric tons annually.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Reduce energy usage • Energy-efficient lighting
WSI (Warehouse Specialists, LLC) www.wsinc.com
NOTABLE ACHIEVEMENT Powering a Yale lift truck with
WSI drives numerous green initiatives in its facilities and transportation services. WSI is a Responsible Care Partner and Responsible Distribution Certified and participates in SmartWay and Operation Clean Sweep. The company uses electric- powered equipment whenever possible; maintains active recycling programs at all facilities amounting to thousands of tons of materials recycled each year; and operates an ongoing program to relight facilities with energy-efficient lighting equipment.
hydrogen fuel cells lets users refuel in as quick as three minutes and get consistent power delivery with zero harmful emissions.
GREEN INITIATIVES • Reduce greenhouse gas emissions • Use alternative fuels or energy sources • Reuse/recycling program • Use wastewater
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